a skillet of air fryer sticky asian beef

Air Fryer Sticky Asian Beef

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Better than take-out, this easy Air Fryer Sticky Asian Beef is gluten-free and cooks in the air fryer in under 20 minutes!

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  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 red peppers – sliced
  • 1/2 cup liquid aminos
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb sirloin steak – thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Sesame seeds for garnishment
  • rice or cauliflower rice


  1. In a skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium heat, then add the sliced red peppers and cook until tender. Once tender, reduce heat to low.
  2. In a saucepan, add the liquid aminos, water, brown sugar, ginger, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes – whisk to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Let the sauce cook while you prepare the steak. At the 10 minute mark, if the sauce is still thin and runny, add 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot starch and whisk to combine. Reduce heat to low and let cook until ready to use.
  3. While the sauce and peppers are cooking, begin to prepare the steak. Thinly slice the sirloin steak. Season with the arrowroot starch, salt, and pepper, then toss to coat.
  4. Add the steak to the air fryer basket. It’s okay if some of the pieces overlap one another.
  5. Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees F. for ten minutes. Open the basket and using a fork toss the steak. Then, cook for an additional five minutes or until the steak is crispy and reaches the desired level of doneness.
  6. Once the steak is finished, remove the air fryer basket and transfer the cooked steak to the pan with the red peppers. Add the thickened sauce and stir to coat.
  7. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, or on its own. Top with sesame seeds if desired.


  • Corn starch can be swapped in for arrowroot if needed.
  • If you do not have liquid aminos, use 1/2 cup soy sauce, however, be sure you use a gluten-free brand.
  • Nutritional Disclaimer
  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian

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